Quiara Alegría Hudes

Quiara Alegria Hudes

Playwright, The Happiest Song Plays Last

Other plays: Water by the Spoonful (OSF, 2014); In the Heights; Elliot, A Soldier’s Fugue; The Happiest Song Plays Last; 26 Miles; Barrio Grrrl!; Yemaya’s Belly

Awards: 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Drama (Water by the Spoonful); 2007 Pulitzer Prize finalist (Elliot, A Soldier’s Fugue); 2008 Tony Award for Best Musical, 2008 Tony nomination for Best Book of a Musical, 2009 Pulitzer Prize finalist, Lucille Lortel, Outer Critics Circle Awards (In the Heights). United States Artists Fontanals Fellowship, the Joyce Fellowship at the Goodman Theatre, the Aetna New Voices Fellowship at Hartford Stage, the Roe Green Award at the Cleveland Play House, fellowships at Sundance Theater Institute and the O’Neill Theater Center and a residency at New Dramatists. Both the City of Philadelphia and the City of Chicago recently observed separate Quiara Alegría Hudes Days.

Education: MFA, playwriting, Brown University; BA, music, Yale University.